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World of Books Group and British Red Cross seek to reunite piece of World War 2 history with its owner

On a winter’s day in February 1944 from Italy, a Lance Corporal named ‘John’ took to pen and paper to thank a schoolgirl in High Wycombe for her small yet valuable contribution to the war effort...

Plymouth is top global recruiter for Covid-19 vaccine trial

University Hospitals Plymouth is currently the top recruiting site across the world for the international Covid-19 vaccine trial which launched on Monday this week.

The research team at...

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Date of 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival announced

THE date of the 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival, which takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal near Okehampton each year, has been announced.

It has been scheduled for August...

New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter ready for take off

Devon Air Ambulance

On Wednesday 11 November the new H145 helicopter was introduced into serviceand ready to bring emergency medical care to patients across Devon. 

As the hangar doors were rolled back, the Devon Air Ambulance crew readied the H145 for the first day of its lifesaving service. Although just like the start of a typicalday shift at the...

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Blogs

Letter to the Editor

Boris Johnson appears to be picking up support due to his no nonsense approach to Brexit, while we put up with more cuts to our vital services, including the full privatisation of our NHS should...

Charities

Christmas bake-along with British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle

Kent-based charity Tree of Hope is holding a festive online Bake-along with Bake Off Series 7 finalist Jane Beedle, who also won the Christmas Bake Off special in 2018.

Jane, who lives...

Education

Boris Johnson

Simon Jupp MP joins PM for major skills speech in East Devon

East Devon’s MP Simon Jupp joined the Prime Minister this morning at Exeter College ahead of a major speech to launch a new plan to transform the training and skills system to help boost the...

Entertainment & Reviews

Dartmoor Folk Festival

Date of 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival announced

THE date of the 43rd Dartmoor Folk Festival, which takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal near Okehampton each year, has been announced.

It has been scheduled for August...

Family Life

The Family Law Company

Divorce on the rise?

According to the Office of National Statistics there was an 18% rise in divorces in 2019.

Figures just released indicate that both same sex couples and opposite sex couples saw an...

Food & Drink

Coffee and cheese are the perfect pairing say two award winning Devon companies

Coffee and cheese are proving the perfect match for two Devon companies that have combined to bring a whole world of alternate pairings to the table following their two star accolades at the...

Health & Beauty

Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

Specialists from the...

Holidays & Travel

Four must-visit cities full of festive spirit

While you may not be able to jet off to far-flung destinations this winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan for the future! If you want to plan an extra-special Christmas trip for the years to...

Homes & Gardens

North Devon MP makes Green Homes plea

Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, has urged home energy efficiency businesses and local tradesmen to sign up to a new scheme aimed at making homes carbon-efficient in the area. The Government’s...

Social Diary

Exhibition reveals stories of Devon witchcraft

A new exhibition ‘Certaine Wytches’ - re-telis stories of the last three women executed for witchcraft in Devon - their witch-hunts and trials. This unusual show with themes of local history,...